I had the opportunity to test out a handful of ASICS shoes and with iconic names like the GEL Kayano and Cumulus and cool names such as GEL-Kinsei Blast, the last pair I gravitated towards was the GT-2000®-10. And you guessed it, I liked the GT-2000® (10) the best.
The GT-2000® (10) isn’t a flashy shoe, but it’s exactly what I want for my workhorse trainer: enough cushion to keep the legs fresh, but light enough to feel zippy. This is the shoe that I will wear for most of my runs, including long runs.
Once again, I’m really impressed with ASICS’ FLYTEFOAM midsole. It’s responsive and light so I’d have no problems doing intervals or a tempo run in these shoes. Specifically, it weighs 280g (9.9oz) in men’s size 9 and 238g (8.4oz) in women’s size 7. Not as light as your race shoe, but lighter than most daily trainers.
It almost goes without saying that the upper is really comfortable. Just about every shoe company has done away with overlays and extra stitching in the past bunch of years. Where some miss is the fit and the GT-2000® fits nice and snug with enough space in the forefoot. It’s a smooth ride and with an 8mm drop—it’s right in the sweet spot (not steep, not flat).
If you’re looking for that everyday no-fuss running shoe, this is a great option.